Gay Guy

Paul and I went to the new mall in Santa Monica on Sunday. I don’t know what the big deal about a new mall is but there were about three million people there.

I mean, it’s nice, but it’s not like Justin Bieber was performing.

Anyway, a guy asked for directions to the CPK and I tried to explain it to him but it was pretty loud in there, so I said I’d just show him. Being a people person, I struck up a conversation. He was from Minnesota, in town for Labor Day weekend, visiting with his boyfriend. Boyfriend? Hello! I was suddenly super interested in being his friend.

Now I am friendly with lots of gay people but I don’t really have any gay friends. I felt like such a loser for being so excited about meeting him, but I swear bagging a gay friend seemed like nailing a supermodel.

I know. It’s 2010. Who cares? But let’s be real. I do. Maybe I am buying into the stereotype that he would have good taste or something. That him accepting me as a friend means I passed some sort of big coolness test. Like I’ve been admitted into an elite club. This whole thing was pretty embarrassing to admit to myself but I was totally into being this guy’s friend.

Paul looked at me like I was crazy but he knows the Project and he must be used to me doing weird shit by now. When we got to CPK, I invited myself to have lunch with them. The four of us hung out, had pizza, exchanged info, and went our separate ways. Michael (the gay guy) said that people in L.A. were the nicest people he’s ever met. I said, “Yeah, we’re all really friendly here.”

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2 Responses to Gay Guy

  1. Karen says:

    Oh man, I also found this blog because of Samm Levine (as I saw someone commented on an earlier post) and I feel the need to tell you that it is great. I am feeling particularly disconnected myself (did I use that correctly? Oops, if I didn’t), so I decided to start from the beginning with your blog. Now, I’m in a hurry to catch up because I want to know what happens! Maybe even I can embark on a similar journey of becomming a “people person.” I have a friend who is just like that, she can start a conversation with anyone, and for a while I thought, “WHY would you WANT to do that?” After reading your blog and remembering similar emotions to those you have felt when I go out of my comfort zone, I see that good things may happen this way. Thanks for inspiring me to take initiative. On with the catching up.

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